flemdawg (554) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A citrus(lemon) aroma with hops and whole grain cereal as well. Hazy orange color with a massive inital head of large white bubbles. A slight lemon taste, but that is soon overtaken by the huge amounts of bitterness. Rather thick on the palate with a long lasting bitter finish. A good beer and my thanks go out to Louis for sending this to me.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: a cloudy, reddish color, beneath a large, fluming, creamy, off-white head.
Aroma: soft and subtle, grainy, cerealy, faint whiffs of fruit, citrus, spice.
Invigorating flavor! A unique, unusual approach upon the palate...sweet, fruity, smotth and rounded, with a full, lush mouthfeel.
Medium bodied, bright and tasty, with a lasting citric/ orange flavor.
richbeir (15) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2004
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy deep amber color, with a full head, full hoppy aroma. Briskly bitter, with a touch of malty, flavor. This beer starts and finishes with a strong bittering hop flavor. A good balanced beer to keep your hop senses in check. Not for the weak of heart.
IndianaRed (3222) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 24, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle Pours a hazy medium amber with a huge white fluffy head. Hops and malt are right up front as far as aroma goes. Taste is nutty and hopy. A little sweet. Palate is fairly smooth and the finish has that hops bitter bite. Just OK.
Thanks to 123456green for the trade ! : )
jsquire (3981) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Murky brown/orange out of the bottle with an unmanagably huge foamy head. Nice grainy malt nose with a hint of hops. Nice soft palate with a medium boby. Very easy to drink. Caramel sweet malt flavors with noticable rye in the grain bill. Nice citrus hop finish. Very nice session beer. Thanks, Louis.
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. It is slightly lighter in color than the version of the past. It is a gold-copper color and has a great head. The aroma now has more hops. The flavor has just a bit more bitterness now, more flavor hops, and maybe just a bit less body. It is smoother on the palate now but has been a great beer regardless. This is one of my favorite session beers and now it might just be even better. Great job Tim!
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2004 sweet malty nose misleading...not the best example of an american IPA, but very peppery spicy...fantastically warming the more you have...go figure...I hate to say this is the only beer that really makes this brewery unique...If you find it buy a sixer or a pint...
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 27, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours caramel, large frothy off-white head, copious amounts of carbonation and light lacing. Aroma is somewhat spicy & citrusy, noticable rye and hops. Up front its quite spicy, with a nice unsweetened citrus bite. Finishes crisp and clean, with rye and a slight hop bitterness. This was rather good. Wonderful body and good mouthfeel, I can dig it! Thanks goes out to 123456green for the trade!
snowtiger (106) - Brighton, Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Distinctive orange/amber color with biege head. Must be bottle conditioned because I got floaties. The aroma is of floral hops and spicy malt, probably from the rye. The flavor has spicy malt and pleasanty bitter hops, very well balanced. A good example of a rye pale ale. Both the rye and the hops are noticeable.
argo0 (12640) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 7, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy copper body with big beige head. Aroma is mild sweet, sharp rye, grapefruit, mint. Taste is mild sweet, rye, grapefruit. Finish is rye. Soft mouthfeel with a light-medium body.